In ABC's Missing, Ashley Judd, 43, plays Becca Winstone, a former CIA agent who for the past 10 years has been living a normal soccer mom's life. Then the assassins start showing up — and, at Becca's hand, dropping like flies — as the setting changes from suburbia to Italy to France at a quick, action-packed pace.
An utterly preposterous, continent-hopping espionage thriller, ABC’s Missing stars Ashley Judd, and serves as another mile-marker on the road started down by new network president, Paul Lee, in pursuit of entirely un-ironic genre fare, liberally sprinkled with shameless soap opera conventions.
NBC’s Heroes has a lot to answer for. It wasn’t the first story to mine the idea of ordinary people with extraordinary abilities, nor was it even the best (go rent USA Network’s The 4400 and thank us later).
Born and raised in London to an American mother, I recently moved to New York City to relish in all of the privileges that US citizenship has to offer. I have to say, having seen Wayne Kramer’s latest film Crossing Over, I have never been happier or more appreciative to have been spared the trial of obtaining a visa, the anxiety of securing a green card or the crushing loss of faith in humanity, when encountering the mean-spirited nature of cynical immigration officials.
It hardly seems like one of those weird TV coincidences that NBC's new drama Trauma is debuting a mere five months after their medical mainstay ER died an overdue death. But instead of following around the employees of a hospital emergency room here we are following around a group of San Francisco based paramedics.